photo from Jekyll

I thought I would pop in and share a photo from Jekyll. Rich and I went about a month ago and I was able to perch in this tree branch.

I hope and pray everyone who reads this is doing well. Please tell me any stories you might want to share about things lately, it’s such a strange time, isn’t it?

11 thoughts on “photo from Jekyll

  1. What a great picture!! I am encouraged by Psalms 91. I am encouraged that God watches over His kids. That amid all that is going on, He watches over us,and gives us peace that passes all understanding! That He is our Provider,our Help in time of need,He is our ever watchful Father.
    Blessings and prayers ,

  2. “Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10 This is the verse that comes to my mind when I ponder the crisis that we are in. It is soo quiet here without all the commuter traffic and hustle and bustle of daily life. Making people stay at home and appreciate the family and things that they have. Drawing families closer together and people to God. We are praising the Lord that we, and all family we know of are, still healthy. My husband has a very secure job. I always see these crisis’ as the Lord trying to get a hold of the saved and the unsaved. Drawing Christians closer to him and drawing the unsaved to that saving knowledge. Thank you for posting. Love You!

  3. Love this picture. Ps 91 is precious to me right now. It has been an up and down struggle for me. At first, I naively hoped all would be back to normal in a couple weeks. Now I am realizing I need some long-term coping skills. I worry about the effects on my children of not seeing their friends or grandparents. (Both sets of grandparents are local, but not so local that we are being together.) We did just video chat with some grandparents and cousins, but that is so limited! I haven’t done much w/video chatting, so am missing my friends. Missing our Sunday services. Praying for courage, wisdom, peace. Walking with a couple neighbor ladies. Enjoying the chance to all be together as a family, with the sanction and even mandate of the government. Homeschooling, but the teachers still give the assignments, which leaves all the fun part for me without the pressure/responsibility to ensure a rounded education. I gave birth to our 7th child on Feb 19, and hadn’t been back to church or out in public yet (except 2 small outings and a couple dr visits) before everything shut down. So I am 6 weeks into this isolation, vs the 3 weeks that most of my friends are at. Still thankful for phones, all my normal conveniences, health, husband and children, and most of all, God, Who hasn’t changed, has a plan, isn’t worried, and Who can actually grow me up from a scared little girl into a courageous lady warrior. Sarah

  4. What an awesome tree! …and what an elegant pose…as if you perch in an awesome tree all the time or something. 🙂 You look like Amazon-woman or ‘Jane’ (of Tarzan fame) of the 2020’s. 🙂

    We had to take our dog to the vet for heartworm treatment yesterday. It was locked down tighter than Fort Knox. We had to call them we arrived, and they came outside to get Lucy. When we go pick her up today, we’ll call and give a card number to pay, and they will bring her out to us.

    I did online Walmart ordering for curbside pickup for the first time yesterday. There is a limit of ‘2’ on everything, and you have to make sure to uncheck the box for substitutions if you don’t want them to choose a substitution if they don’t have something. There were only two things I ordered, which they were out of….iceberg lettuce and pecans. Some other items they were out of, I just didn’t order, but I was able to get pretty much everything I needed.

    They brought the groceries out to the car and loaded it into our trunk. He told me our card was on file, and he would sign for me if I wanted him to. It was one of those little handheld devices like UPS has, and I told him to sign for me. We didn’t get closer than about 10 feet to anyone in town yesterday. Strange times, indeed! However, I think I can get really used to this online ordering and pickup. The Introvert in me loved it. 🙂 No crowds, no people blocking the aisle with their carts, no items on the top shelf that I can’t reach, no plastic produce bags that won’t open, no waiting in line, no impulse-buy items staring at me while waiting in line. 🙂

    The drive into town was nice. It was nice to get out, though we usually don’t go to town more than once a week when life is normal. We really don’t notice much difference in the world where we live, unless we get online and read about it. We are going into town much less now. I also find myself really wishing to go to a thrift store or Hobby Lobby. That only happens once in a while, but of all times, it would happen when it is definitely not the time to do it! I doubt they are even open. I do miss our Mexican Food and BBQ restaurants, though I hear they are doing curbside delivery, too.

    That’s about it out here in the sticks! This is probably more than you wanted to know, or were asking for, but it seemed like such an open-ended invitation to ‘let-loose’ so I did. 🙂

    It was so good to see your post today! I’m glad y’all are all doing well.

    • I know you said I never have to explain myself, but I just wanted to make sure you understood that calling you Amazon Woman or Jane of the 2020’s was a compliment.

      Interpret that as meaning you look: Healthy, Fit, Athletic, Strong, Beautiful, Regal, Confident…and Graceful. I don’t think I’ve ever looked so Graceful sitting in a tree, and I’m trying to figure out how you did it, so that I can look that way next time I have my picture taken while sitting in an awesome tree like that. Sincerely, Kara (The Worrier…wishing I was like The Warrior Woman sitting in that tree after killing a tiger that tried to attack me while collecting plantains so that I could make Plantain Pancakes over an open fire.)

      I think you understand me…just wanted to make sure…and if you are the only one who gets it, I’m okay with that.

      • Love you, too, sweet friend.

        A lot of people don’t think I am awesome, but they don’t matter to me. However…I am misunderstood so frequently, I didn’t want to take a chance that someone who DOES matter to me might misunderstand.

        Thank you for always understanding. I think you are awesome, too.

        Hope you have a happy day filled with unexpected blessings.

  5. hi shanda…….those trees in the south are so lovely, aren’t they? glad our families got our vacations in just in time! good to get away for a little respite before “all of this” going on now 🙂

    things at home here are fairly normal. our younger son was already homeschooled, our older son was already doing college online at home, and our governor deemed my husband an “essential worker” so he’s been out and about each day. he’s busy now, but we anticipate it slowing down as the weeks pass. pray with me that it does not slow down too much, as he’s his own boss and if he doesn’t work he doesn’t get paid 😦

    we are staying positive and plugging along. still celebrating Easter (my favorite holiday) and all Jesus has done for us. spring is finally in the air. we’re getting our patio cleaned off and ready this weekend so we can hopefully spend more and more time outside. and i will be planning my garden……….all things that are good for the soul.

    keep posting for us. love to see you! take care, dear friend 💕

  6. How nice that the two of you got to go away together! Yes, indeed these sure are different times. I’ve been doing some reading, some extra house cleaning, and of course giving the cats extra attention 🙂

  7. That’s a fantastic picture! I’d be afraid to climb up there, but I might have done it when I was younger, I don’t know. I’m alone in my house. So thankful my daughter lives next door. We sometimes visit or walk out back. She works in health care so we stay outside just in case. I’m ordering groceries online now. My kids text me or call or facetime often, so that’s good. I’m trying to trust and not be afraid. Most of the time I do pretty good, but every once in awhile, not so good. So far everyone in my family is fine, even my brother and his wife who live in Madrid, Spain where the virus is so very bad. They’re being extra extra careful. My daughter in TX has had a 99 degree temp for a few days, but thinks she’s just catching the cold her husband and daughter had recently.

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